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U.K. Bans Installation of Huawei 5G Gear From September

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The U.K. will ban the installation of 5G equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies Co. by the end of next September.

The restriction, first reported by Bloomberg last Monday, is part of an “initial” 250 million-pound ($333 million) package of measures brought in to diversify Britain’s wireless supply chain announced by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The stricter rules may also help fend off a challenge from lawmakers in the ruling Conservative Party seeking even tighter restrictions on the Chinese network equipment maker.